Welcome to the Literacy Educators Coalition

Who We Are

We are a group of 400+ literacy educators from all around Australia.

Most of us work as teachers, principals, consultants in schools, or lecturers in teacher education. Many of us are authors of children’s books and teacher reference books. We are sought as speakers at state, national and international conferences. Our members include presidents and past-presidents of ALEA (Australian Literacy Educators Association), PETAA (Primary English Teaching Association, Australia) and AATE (the Australian Association for the Teaching of English).

We believe that parents deserve accurate information about literacy standards and literacy teaching and learning.

We aim to provide information, and counteract misinformation.

 

Latest News Stories

Let's topple the King and Kong of education: NAPLAN and MySchool

Let's topple the King and Kong of education: NAPLAN and MySchool

12 December 2018

Adrian Piccoli, The Age, 30 Nov 2018.  NAPLAN and the publishing of school-by-school reslts on the MySchool website started out as relatively harmless, but has turned into a wrecking ball...more»

Where you live is determining your school's NAPLAN score

Where you live is determining your school's NAPLAN score

12 December 2018

The Age, 27 Nov 2018.  New analysis by Macquarie University has found that the area in which a student goes to school is one of the clearest predictors of Year...more»

Principals should be wary of decodable readers, says expert

Principals should be wary of decodable readers, says expert

26 November 2018

Brett Henebery, The Educator, 23 Nov 2018.  Di Snowball says that her 52 years of experience in teaching students to read and in helping thousands of teachers, there has never...more»

The future of learning

The future of learning

16 November 2018

InsightCreative, 13 Nov 2018.  Visit Wooranna Park Primary School in Dandenong, Melbourne, where learning spaces are rich and engaging and children's minds are being prepared for the future.  Read the article here...more»

Australia's education system nearly the most unequal in the developed world

Australia's education system nearly the most unequal in the developed world

15 November 2018

Trevor Cobbold, Save Our Schools, 15 Nov 2018.  Australia prides itself on its egalitarian ethos, but it is a myth in education. We have one of the most segregated school...more»

Dealing with school anxiety:  powerful things adults can do

Dealing with school anxiety: powerful things adults can do

14 November 2018

heysigmund.com, 13 Nov 2018.  Anxious kids are brave kids. They are creative, thoughtful and have the potential to light the world on fire... When anxiety takes hold though, it's overwhelming....more»